Soon to be hot off the press...

With such a wealth of rich interview transcripts, I'm in the early stages of drafting three papers on:  Platform Labour Geographies (Economic Geography), Working for an Algorithm: Women in the Gig Economy (Work Employment and Society), and  Gendered Digital Work-Lives: Juggling Gig Work and Mothering (Gender Work and Organization). I'm also considering a book-length treatment of this work (Agenda Publishing, Gendered Economy Series).   

all my Earlier writing here


Digital Work/Place: Platform Work-Lives in Practice.


 Regional Studies Association 2019 Summer Conference, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 5 June 2019.  

Gendered Digital Work Lives: Feminising the Platform Economy?


 Warwick Business School / Institute of Advanced Studies, Future of Work and Inequalities workshop, University of Warwick, 13 May 2019.  

Digital Work Lives: Feminising the Gig Economy?


 Zurich Human Geography Colloquium Series, University of Zurich, 16 April 2019.  

Digital Tech for Gender Justice?


People’s Bank of Govanhill Glasgow / Swap Market, Digital Economy Community Currency Workshop, 14 December 2018.  

Women in the Gig Economy - Platforms as a 'Godsend'?


University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Art, Artists in the Gig Economy, 24 August 2018  

Gendered Post-Wage Futures? Women in the Gig Economy


Women in the Gig Economy – Online Work Platforms as a ‘Godsend’?


Fifth Global Conference in Economic Geography Cologne, University of Cologne, 24-28 July 2018.

Digital Work-Lives - Juggling Online Work and Motherhood


motivating RESEARCH


Work-Life Advantage (RGS-IBG Book Series, 2017)

Work-Life Advantage analyses how employer-provision of family-friendly working arrangements - designed to help workers better reconcile work, home and family - can also enhance firms capacities for learning and innovation, in pursuit of long-term competitive advantage and socially inclusive growth. 

* Brings together major debates in labour geography, feminist geography, and regional learning in novel ways, through a focus on the shifting boundaries between work, home, and family 

* Addresses a major gap in the scholarly research surrounding the narrow business case for work-life balance by developing a more socially progressive, workerist dual agenda 

* Challenges and disrupts masculinist assumptions of the ideal worker and the associated labour market marginalization of workers with significant home and family commitments 

* Based on 10 years of research with over 300 IT workers and 150 IT firms in the UK and Ireland, with important insights for professional workers and knowledge-intensive companies around the world